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Hit-Or-Miss

There’s A Bottled Drink That Combines COFFEE With JUICE

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Coffee and…juice? Yep, it’s a thing! A new company has combined the robust flavors of coffee with the sweet taste of juice. They’re calling it Coffee Juice.

Using cold-brewed coffee, the beverage is combined with juice berries and cane sugar into one amalgam of caffeinated juice.

The beverage is available in four flavors. These include Original, Coconut, Sweet Vanilla and Salted Caramel. Coffee Juice is all natural, dairy free, non-carbonated and non-GMO. You can find them at Central Market locations in 16-oz glass bottles.

It’s literally the best of both breakfast drinks.

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#foodbeast

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe: The Kitchen McCabe

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Health

Blueberries are Full of Vitamin C, High in Fiber and We’re Eating 2x as Many of Them Since 2005

Blueberries, they’re plump, juicy, sweet and are best enjoyed by the fistful. Are they healthy? That’s the general consensus, we don’t need a report to learn more — but in case you do need a report, the U.S. Blueberry Highbush Council has taken it upon themselves to visualize the aforementioned health benefits.

Most intriguing, besides the fact that blueberries seem to be chock-full of vitamin C and dietary fiber, are low in fat, and full of phytonutrients, blueberry production and consumption seems to be increasing rather significantly over the past decade. Most notably, between the years of 1995 and 2011, consumption of blueberries in America tripled, climbing from 283 million lbs to 853 million lbs in 2011.

Here’s some more blueberry information for those so-inclined:

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Recipes

Lemon and Blueberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Guess what I am doing right at this very moment. Some of you might know because I told you about it last week.

I am most likely on a plane, scared for my dear life, and popping anti-anxiety pills as if they were jelly beans. I’m popping Tums, too! Anxiety gets the best of me.

But I have some serious news for you…

 

While I am away, visiting my beautiful home-country, Macedonia, for an entire month, I am going to have a few absolutely amazing bloggers guest post for me on Diethood!

Wait ‘till you see what’s coming; cakes, breads, puddings, scones, etc… I think you will want to thank me in the end.

Thus without further ado, I introduce to you the ever-so-wonderful, and oh-so-hilarious, Kita, author of one of the most delicious blogs I have come across, Pass The Sushi.

 

The first thing I thought when Kate asked me to guest post on her site was, “Crap! I don’t have any awesome wooden backgrounds like she does to take pretty pictures!” Then I thought, “Crap! What do I make for a blog like Kate’s?”

*Told you she was funny!!

Panic followed.

Ok, not real panic, more like a comical panic because when I think of Kate, and Kate’s blog, I think of soft beautiful desserts. Breads that fill your house with that amazing smell while baking, colorful fruits that are healthy and delicious, dangerous desserts that I could easily blame 5 pounds on, family, warmth, far away countries… The list goes on and on. And when I think of Pass the Sushi… Well, I think of explosions and chaos. (Hide it well don’t I?) 😉

So, I really, really tried to come up with a post that would be like something you would find on Diethood. I looked through the recipes and images I have stashed away for something, anything. But nothing felt right. I looked through a mountain of recipes I want to make… Still nothing. Meat pops, deep fried pork chops and mountains of pasta just would not fly around these parts!

Then I saw this beautiful recipe for cream cheese pound cake… and with a little finessing, I think it will fit right in here with all the other beautiful recipes on Diethood.

 

Lemon and Blueberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Adapted from: Joy of Baking

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour, plus 1 tbs
  • 1 teas baking powder
  • 1/2 teas baking soda
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-8 ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 cups superfine or castor sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbs pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of a lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place rack in center of oven.
  • Butter and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the sugar, in three additions, beating well after each addition.
  • Continue beating on medium-high speed until light and fluffy (about 3 – 5 minutes).
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla, lemon zest, and juice and beat until incorporated.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix just until incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, gently toss the frozen blueberries with 1 tablespoon flour to coat; Fold into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  • Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Remove the cake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely.

 

Isn’t she wonderful?! I hope you enjoyed spending time with my dear friend, Kita! Please visit her at Pass the Sushi for some awesome deliciousness.

For more delicious recipes, please hop on over to Diethood.

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Cravings Recipes

Chocolate French Toast

Start your next morning off right with the smell of chocolate and French Toast together in one dish. This Chocolate French Toast first starts off with the obvious fixings, a soft baguette fried and powdered with sugar then combined with melted dark chocolate! Top it off with some blueberries or the fruit of your choice and enjoy your delicious breakfast, or maybe even for dessert? What!? (Thx GracesSweetLife)

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Cravings Sweets

Craving: Fruit Brownie Pizza

I can’t imagine anything more refreshing than fresh fruit on a hot summer day like today. But if you told me I could have that fresh fruit on top of a brownie pizza covered in sugar then I might just have to hug you. Here we have a fresh fruit brownie pizza just waiting to be devoured. Enjoy, or don’t either way it’s more for me. (Thx SE)

Video: "You Forgot The Blueberries"

What begins as an innocent cooking session turns into a one of the most hilarious things I have seen on the web in a long time. A word of advice before you proceed onto the video: watch till the end. It’s a little slow to start, at least for me, but trust me when I say it’s well worth the time. 272,240 views on YouTube and counting!

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Cravings Sweets

Patriotic Trifle

Happy Memorial Day! Celebrate with this patriotic trifle! Layers of strawberry on top of cheesecake, whip cream and blueberries! It is a proud day to be an American! (Thx TGWAE)